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March 12, 2013
Mary Jo White—Obama’s nominee for chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission—said at her confirmation hearing that the public need not worry about her history of defending companies from the government. But her explanation was less than reassuring.
Topics: Financial Sector
March 11, 2013
By Lili Shirley
Thanks to our open records laws, you can find a treasure trove of information on the web—everything from details about publically traded companies to where stimulus funds are going.
Topics: Open Government
February 4, 2013
The federal government announced it would require drug and medical device makers to publicly disclose their payments to doctors and hospitals.
Topics: Public Health and Science
January 4, 2013
By Neil Gordon
Federal prosecutors charged former FEMA official Timothy Cannon with a felony conflict of interest charge for helping The Gallup Organization win contracts while seeking a job with the company.
Topics: Contract Oversight
August 23, 2012
No matter how dismal Congress may seem, it's not beyond repair, says former U.S. Rep. Mickey Edwards, who tells us how to fix the system in his new book, The Parties Versus the People.
Topics: Government Accountability
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The Congressional Management Foundation offers the Gold Mouse Awards annually to members of Congress who make the most of the opportunity the digital world offers them. POGO spoke with members of Rep. Mike Honda's communications team about their award.